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Family Holiday Club – with Kilmallie Free Church
Kilmallie Free Church are organising an online Holiday Club – something for all the family… fun activities, challenges, stories and songs… kilmalliefreechurch.org/Groups/259019/Holiday_Club.aspx
Week One… Holiday Club Video…
Digital Family Prayer Advenure Map – looks fun!
Sunday School at Home
You could start by watching and dancing along to this
What things do seeds need to turn into plants? (good soil, sun, water) If they don’t have those things it is really hard to grow! Today’s story is about seeds and how they need the right things to grow. Sometimes Jesus used ordinary things like seeds and plants to help people understand bigger things.
Why did some of the seeds not grow? (thorns/not deep enough/ eaten by birds)
Why do you think Jesus talked about seeds and about people being like soil?
What is the “seed” that might grow in us? (You could talk about God’s word or knowing about God and that learning more about God is how that grows in us. )
Other Activities – If you have a printer
From Spill the beans:
You will need:
a batch of plain cupcakes, chocolate buttercream icing, Matchmaker chocolates, ready-made fondant icing (in green, yellow, and red), Smarties or M&Ms, and knives for spreading and cutting.
Show the children how to take a disc out of the top of a cupcake keeping the disc intact and making the hole deep enough for one of the Smarties or M&Ms to fit inside. Give them each a cupcake and let them remove their disc. Give them each one of the Smarties or M&Ms to place inside the hole and then pop the disc back on top. Let them cover the top of the cake with the chocolate buttercream icing. Give them each half of a long Matchmaker and some green fondant icing. Have them to cut out a few leaves with a short stalk to attach to the Matchmaker stem by wrapping the stalks around it and securing in place. Let them fashion a small flower head from the red or yellow icing and attach this to the top of their Matchmaker stem. When these are secure, push the Matchmaker stem securely into the buttercream icing on top of the cake as if the plant has grown from the seed inside. (OR just ice a flower on top or use smarties to make a flower on top) Talk about the story, God sowing seeds of love, and hoping they will grow as healthily as their flower. Talk about how they might sow seeds of love and how we might know if those seeds are growing.
Go for a walk – what different flowers and plants can you spot? Where are they growing? Which ones are planted on purpose and which ones are not? Which ones are “proper flowers” and which are weeds? Talk about the story and about being “good soil” which is listening to God and letting him grow in our hearts.
Prayer – You could spend some time praying together, asking God to help us be good soil and grow good seeds.